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Post# 1055707   12/27/2019 at 10:54 by maranoman (Des Moines, Iowa)        

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I follow the Jasper County Historical Museum (located in Newton, Iowa) on Facebook. They have been featuring some of the important historic markers in Newton in a year-end series. Here are some of the ones that might interest members here. I will post the remaining ones on this thread (which should be the Maytag and One-Minute Mfg. buildings) as they release them over the next several days.

Thanks - Jeff


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Post# 1055717 , Reply# 1   12/27/2019 at 13:04 by RP2813 (Sannazay)        
I love this stuff -- thanks for posting

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If only the history of this Newton intersection wasn't yet history.


Post# 1055718 , Reply# 2   12/27/2019 at 13:08 by DaveAMKrayoGuy (Oak Park, MI)        
Move over, Disney! Let's hear it for:

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A great American Landmark!



-- Dave


Post# 1055765 , Reply# 3   12/28/2019 at 06:33 by arbilab (Ft Worth TX (Ridglea))        

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Thanks for bringing this to us Jeff. 


Post# 1055791 , Reply# 4   12/28/2019 at 11:28 by maranoman (Des Moines, Iowa)        
Today's Addition - Maytag Plant 1

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Post# 1055881 , Reply# 5   12/29/2019 at 12:54 by maranoman (Des Moines, Iowa)        
Headquarters and Research/Development Buildings

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Post# 1055961 , Reply# 6   12/30/2019 at 10:15 by maranoman (Des Moines, Iowa)        
One Minute Manufacturing

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One of the comments on this Facebook post states:

"Perspective: while they sold 32,000 washers in 1906, Maytag in the 1970s could produce that many in about 17 days using only the main assembly line ("small line" production varied)."


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Post# 1056048 , Reply# 7   12/31/2019 at 10:12 by maranoman (Des Moines, Iowa)        
Lastly: Maytag Buildings 1 and 2 (and 3)

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Post# 1056049 , Reply# 8   12/31/2019 at 10:22 by swestoyz (Cedar Falls, IA)        

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Jeff, thank you for sharing these over the last few days. I've been looking forward to each days installments, and this last one is fantastic. I was wondering when they'd mention the Pastime.

I'm still a bit peeved they (either Whirlpool or the City) raised the R&D building. Was a dream of mine to work there.

Ben


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Post# 1056053 , Reply# 9   12/31/2019 at 10:58 by RP2813 (Sannazay)        

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Yes, thanks for posting.  Interesting and sad at the same time.


Post# 1056470 , Reply# 10   1/4/2020 at 10:42 by bradross (New Westminster, BC., Canada)        
Thanks, Jeff!

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Great to see these historic photos of a truly iconic company! I've been to the Jasper County Museum in Newton and enjoyed it very much. Next time, I'll have to do a walking tour.

P.s. I've sent you an email.

-Brad





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